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About Colours of Australia


Colours of Australia consists of the following brands:

Papoose Toys

Papoose Books

Papoose Creative!

Pupucci Fashion

the Creative Wood Company



Colours of Australia was started in 1991 by Renske Carbone. In 2000 she was joined in the business by partner/husband John.

The first products were hand painted scarves, table linen and bed linen.

Since then the products have changed a lot but one thing has remained the same: the focus on creating wonderful, practical products that add colour to our lives.

With Papoose Toys our focus is on early childhood, educational and custom designed products.

Working with natural materials and Fair Trade has added to the enjoyment of developing the range and is helping small communities in other countries; Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Indonesia

Papoose Books combines story telling with interactive toys; the toys are based on characters out of the stories and made in Nepal.

Papoose Creative! is our craft range, made from felt and recycled materials like sari silk.

Pupucci is our small but very popular fashion range for women; all natural fibres and generous sizing, this range is made in India.

the Creative Wood Company products is our fast growing range of wooden toys, home-wares and gifts. Mainly using waste from the furniture industry our wood is sourced from licensed/legal wood merchants.


We spend a lot of time in Nepal, Indonesia and Europe as well as some time in the USA.

We love our customers, you! for your support of our endeavors and although we may not answer your call instantly if we're away due to time differences, we are always available by email and will respond at the first opportunity. Modern technology enables us to work from nearly anywhere now and we want to spend our time creating and developing fabulous and original products that are good for everyone involved in the chain: the makers, the sellers, the players and the environment.

Renske and John




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